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The New Traditional
 

Traditional has taken a turn - from top to bottom warm wood with heavy detailing to deep charcoal, navy and forest green, as the new standard for the richness a traditional kitchen requires. Staying with the detailing and grounding elements, the door styles have stayed true to the roots, even as far as eliminating frameless cabinetry that has been so popular. We are going back to the concepts of a "Craftsman Style" with the handmade look. Go along to get the key points that changing the way we concive traditional kitchens.


1. Richly Painted Hues

Wood cabinetry is typical of the traditional style - most commonly stained maple + walnut. Now we are shifting into a painted style that gives a new edge. While keeping with the traditional mouldings and embellishments, once painted it conveys a monolithic effect and helps blend the elements instead of making them a focal point.

 

2. Built-In And Away 

Built-ins are a great feature of any house and makes the space look thoughtful and complete, adding millwork is always worth the extra time and money in the end. Having added storage thats cohesive elevates the design - panel ready appliances are a must for unifying a kitchen. 

Curatist Studio | The New Traditional
 
Curatist Studio | The New Traditional

3. Framed cabinetry

Frameless cabinetry has been all the rage lately, with its streamlined look - not only does it look clean but it enlarges the cabinetry usable space. Even with those benefits we are seeing people start going back to the framed cabinetry, it provides unique character and detail only obtainable with this style. 

 
Curatist Studio | The New Traditional

4. Away From Average Appliances

The range is one of the most grounded elements in the room - so instead of going with a sleek modern version try something more classic. French cottage style ranges boast an eclectic elegance that is unparalleled. Coming in many finishes they are perfect to match any colour scheme - and you don't have to stick with a builders basic stainless steel. 

 

The new traditional kitchen invokes the same sense of richness expected from the style, don't be afraid to use marry the ideas of both old and new traditional to get a mix thats just right. Using lots of wood and chunky detailing will never go out of style in a traditional home. 

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FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

This new trend is understating the typical statement piece. A modern take on kitchens is to let the details speak for them-selves and live cohessivly, rather then have major focal points. We are seeing alot of integrated appliaces, the next in command just so happen to be the main attraction - the hood fan. Known to be the grounding statment in a kitchen, normally in stainless steel or a custom metal finish, we see people shying towards the modest approach. 

 
 

 

1. Modern Painted Gypsum

Concealing the hood creates a streamlined effect perfect for the modern aesthetic. Painted gypsum board has a clean crisp look, but there are many options for making that focal point not so focal. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

2. Farmhouse Shiplap

Shiplap adds texture without being too overwhelming. Subtle lines create movement and detail. Bonus points for the rustic look of a barn board or reclaimed wood. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

3. Stone Sophistication 

Add a touch of glamour with a marble or slab of stone. Even with a bold veining pattern you won't be overwhelmed by the natural essence stone provides - even if engineered. There's an option to add strong presence by having the stone stand alone, or use a slab as backsplash to create unity. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

4. Traditional Details 

While this option may seem attention grabbing towards the hood, if you add elements  that pair with the details in the millwork it will feel harmonious - not over powering. This look elevates a traditional style, achieving a cohesive design.

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans
 

5. All Trimmed in

Last but not least, theres the option to create a cooking nook. Leaving no trace of a hood at all, it feels reminiscent of a villa in Mykonos or a chalet in the south of France. Hiding the "new age" appliances gives an old world feel and provides character. 

FORECAST: Built-In Hood Fans

The five options above are a small taste of the possibilities for concealing an essential kitchen appliance that doesn't need to always take centre stage. I showed them all in white to help better compare and contrast. Incorporating colour into the kitchen is a huge trend right now, so utilize earth tones - navy blue, moss green, burnt blacks and neutral taupes will ground the space and instantly provide depth. Pulling back to the minimal side encourages a more tailored look. Using any of these options will take your house from a builders basic to a refined - thoughtful home. 

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